I planned to take Stella home the day I met her. I watched her video, studied her photos, but was unprepared to find her big ankles hiding underneath her stable wraps. As a result, she had the winter off to let her ankles set. Since arriving she's turned into a sweet little filly - the in-your-pocket type.
The first time I rode Stella I felt like she was a fast little sports car under saddle, running in fifth gear with no brakes. She wasn't afraid or nervous, but her only knowledge was to go forward, fast, with no brakes. I had more control the next time I rode. She was willing to listen, halt on command, and stand quietly under saddle.
Riding Stella for the first time is much like I’ve been running my life for the past few weeks. I feel like I’ve been running in fifth gear with no brakes – just like her. As someone that runs and manages my own facility, I’ve learned it takes a huge amount of work and volunteer support to pull off clinics and events.
This week the events have shifted. After lots of hard work and preparation I regret to inform everyone that our clinic with Nicole Weinauge is postponed until further notice. Nicole had an accident while teaching in Florida. She is fine, however, she cannot travel at this time. We plan to host two three-day clinics with Nicole in September.
However, I am pleased to announce that we are hosting the dressage schooling show planned for June 1st at Lane Cove Dressage located in McGraw, NY. Pony Clubbers are selling lunch for $5 per plate from 12-1:00 p.m. and hosting a bake sale based on donation throughout the day. Even if you don’t plan to ride, please stop in and support our local club.
We are also hosting the Grand Opening of the new facility at the dressage schooling show. If you would like to check out the facility, training, or lesson program, this is the ideal time to stop by and take a look.
We could use more entries and volunteers to make this event a success. We’d like this to be a fun and informal dressage schooling show, every horse and rider is welcome to attend.
We still have space for Sponsors of the Jr/Open non-thoroughbred division. Sponsors are welcome to donate gift certificates or prizes. We will announce Sponsors on our website and with each Sponsored class.
Our entry form is now easily downloaded from the website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fRWLIWsU2Bm6f1sWVCPEV_qdYLy_Vx4DVdtwamHjmb4/viewform
We’ve also added two lead line classes and a dressage equitation flat class. Entries are now due by May 25th. Please send in your paperwork and help support your local Pony Club. I'm very excited to be hosting this event at the new facility. Please stop in and check it out!